NHS officers turn Trick-or-Treat Tuesday to teacher goodie bags

 Sophie Kettenbrink (12) helps NHS make goodie bags for teachers on Oct. 28. “I’m not too much of an artsy person, but I loved being back and doing something small I feel can make a big impact on lives,

Olivia Wolff

October 30, 2020

Almost every year, NHS members put together a Trick-or-Treat Tuesday event for children around the community. This year, the plan was to have a drive-thru for kids. The cars would pull up to several stations where different items like candy would be given.  Since the event was declined by the Mehlvill...

New classes adjust to different learning formats

Mackenzie Deutschmann (12) rides her princess bike for the Adventure and Outdoor Pursuits class.

Leyla Vilic, reporter

October 30, 2020

Oakville teachers are excited to be back at school in-person after using the first nine weeks of school to make the virtual classroom as creative as possible.  With both staff and students adjusting to the new in-person school setting, many different classes engaged in nontraditional activities. ...

Singer’s group wins MJEA State Sports Video Story of the Year award

Lily Singer's (12) broadcast group won first place in the Sports Video of the Year.

Zoey Miller

May 14, 2020

While spending most of her time at home during this worldwide pandemic, Lily Singer (12) recently received some extraordinary news. On April 27, Singer learned that she and her group won first place in the Sports Video of the Year contest sponsored by the Missouri Journalism Education Association.  ...

OHS band creates a virtual pep band

The virtual pep band allowed many of the band students to work together while staying home

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster

April 21, 2020

Despite social distancing restrictions, the OHS band program was able to get together to raise spirits in the OHS community. Band students and directors all submitted videos online playing the fight song to make a video that was published on March 29.  Through the band’s Google Classroom, head ...

OHS alum sees study abroad experience cut short by pandemic

Counts was supposed to study abroad in Bangkok for five months. That time was cut short by COVID-19.

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator

April 17, 2020

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused schools to shift to online learning, cancel events, and postpone others. Many college students studying abroad were forced to come home, including one OHS alumnus. Katie Counts is a 2017 graduate of OHS and quickly became very familiar to the school's journ...

Hannah Franke takes the ‘perfect’ test

Hanna Franke (11), resieves an award for getting a perfect score on the ACT at the school board meeting on March 12.

Jack Butchart, reporter

March 13, 2020

For the first time in nine years, an OHS student has scored a 36 on the ACT.  Hannah Franke (11) managed to get a perfect score on her ACT during the Dec. 14 test. This perfect score took some work to achieve, however.  “To prepare for the ACT, I took it once over the summer without any prep to get a...

Baseball program gets a special visit from former MLB pitcher

Davin Smith, Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

Jason Simontacchi, a former pitcher and pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, and current minor league pitching coordinator for the Kansas City Royals, paid a visit to OHS on Jan. 14 to talk to the baseball program. “I came to Oakville to talk to some players and some parents, give them i...

FCCLA makes OHS history

Kayla Jackson (12), Eve Talarski (11), Courtney Doerr (12), Megan Blanchard (11),  Madelynn Turner (12), and Morgan Orr (12) pose for a picture with their gold certificates after receiving news they qualified for state.

Avery Neal, Social Media Coordinator

February 11, 2020

On Jan. 15, FCCLA competed in a Star Competition in Belgrade, MO, and made OHS history. Six girls competed, placed gold, qualified for state.  Competitors and topics from OHS included Kayla Jackson (12) and Eve Talarski (11) for Event Management, Courtney Doerr (12) for Interior Design, Megan B...

OHS hosts robotics competition

Alex Schumacher (10), Oivia Rausch (10) and Josef Baltz represented OHS as apart of the Lasagnaneers team   at the Robotics competition, Feb. 1.

Nataleigh Scheller-Houska, reporter

February 7, 2020

Over 30 teams crowded the halls of OHS on Feb. 1 for the FIRST Tech Challenge: Regional Qualifier, a robotics competition where robots compete against each other in challenges of skill.  Two teams from OHS, the Oakville Lasagnaneers and the Oakville Elon-gated Tigers, both run by robotics advisor Dr. J...

Cheer ‘warms up’ in Orlando

Melina Rivera (11), Jordan Hahn (10), Kaitlyn Clark (11), Mallory Guentz (9), and Jenna Mueller (9) pose for a picture.

Jack Butchart, reporter

January 22, 2020

OHS Cheerleaders spent some of their winter break with a trip to Florida, warm weather, and a college football game.  Five cheerleaders traveled to Orlando, Florida to perform a pre-game routine at the 2020 Citrus Bowl, a college football game held annually on New Year’s. The game was play...

Davies ‘pins’ the competition

Julian Davies (11) 'pins' competition to the mat

Davin Smith, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

With the recent success of the OHS wrestling program, there has been one student athlete that has stood above his competition. Julian Davies (11) has really shown he belongs on the mats with his 20-2 record as of .  This year, Davies dropped from weight class 138 to 132 after coming down with a&n...

Sewing class gives back to cancer patients

Morgan Orr (12) and Courtney Doerr (12) display the portacath pillows made by the sewing fundamentals class.

Bethany Hagan, reporter

November 4, 2019

Every year, the FACS department decides to give back.  One of the Sewing Fundamentals class first project was to make portacath pillows that are donated to cancer patients. The pillow is attached to a seatbelt to prevent the patients portacath from being irritated.  The class made and d...

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